Bone Cave

Ogof yr Esgryrn

Useful Information

Location: Midway between Swansea and Brecon on A4967. M4, exit 45, A4067 to the north 32km.
Open: APR to OCT daily 10-15:30. Longer open hours during season. [2014]
Fee: Adults GBP 13.75, Children (3-16) GBP 6, Children (0-2) free.
Groups (20+): special rates, pre-booking required.
Admission for 10 attractions including Dan-yr-Ogof cave, Bone Cave and Cathedral Cave.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric
Guided tours:  
Address: Bone Cave, Glyntawe, Abercrave, Brecon, Powys, SA9 1GJ, Tel: +44-1639-730284 (Management/Booking), +44-1639-730801 (24 Hour Information), Fax: +44-1639-730293
E-mail: contact
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It is rather easy: Bone Cave is a bone cave! More than 42 human skeletons from the Bronze Age (3,000 years ago) have so far been found. The oldest bone in the cave of a red deer, is more than 7,000 years old. Other bones are from the Ice Age animals Cave Bear, Sabre Tooth Tiger, Hyena and Wolf.

The cave contains tableaux scenes showing same related topics: archaeologists at work, a Bronze Age burial ceremony, a Bronze Age family scene, and a Roman soldier.